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Old 24-02-2008
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You Tube videos not playing w Parental Control

Hello. Just got new computer with Vista Home Premium. Have set parental
controls to medium for my son. I am the administrator. If I go on "You
Tube" I can see the videos and hear the music = it all works fine. However,
if my son goes on you Tube he cannot see the videos/hear the music even
though I have put "You Tube" in as an allowed website in Parental Controls.
All he gets is the little circle (or timer) as though it is looking for the
relevant video but, even if we wait ages, the video never appears. I have
tried unchecking the "enable hardware acceleration" as per another post on
this site but that made no difference.

I'd be grateful for any suggestions.

Many thanks

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Old 02-03-2008
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Sam - Did you have any luck with this issue? I have the same issue and I can
not find a fix for it. Thanks.

Hello, no, no luck with this issue. No-one has replied. It's obviously a
problem which isnt just confined to our computer though!

Any help from anyone else would be much appreciated.
I am having the same problem so anyone with a solution to this issue would be
a great help.
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Old 04-03-2008
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Re: You Tube videos not playing w Parental Control

Perhaps your 'medium' setting applied to his account, filters according to
You may be confusing the block site feature with the filter content feature
parental control.

The help file may actually help here.
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Old 04-03-2008
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Re: You Tube videos not playing w Parental Control

Hello. Thanks for help. I'm not sure what you mean when you say that perhaps
the medium setting will filter according to content - as far as I am aware
that is precisely what it is supposed to do! However, that doesnt explain
why it wont show videos of the classical singer Andrea Boccelli or eg a
modern pop group such as the Hoosiers. I haven't put a block on the total
website - in fact I have "allowed" You Tube and chosen a medium setting
(which I think equates to a 16+). Any further help gratefully received -
it's driving him, and me, mad and I'm inclined to take off all parental
control so he can listen to music. However, he is only 12 and I'm aware
there is a lot of stuff on You Tube which I dont want him to see.

many thanks.
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Old 19-07-2008
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Re: You Tube videos not playing w Parental Control

Youtube partial solution for windows vista parental controls.

Crude but effective partial fix. Look at the activity report and the
list of recently blocked sites after trying to watch youtube videos on
the account with parental controls. You will see a bunch of similarly
named websites, which are the actual sites that host the videos on
servers. Many have names like v_.googlevideo.com or s2.ytimg.com. I
put a bunch of these and some variations into the allowed list (i.e.,
a.ytimg.com, b.ytimg.com, etc.) You may be able to use wildcards to
speed this process, but I couldn't find anything that says you can.
Anyhow, once you've taken the 15 minutes or so to do this, go back into
the account with parental controls and access youtube. Start clicking
on some videos. Some will play right away. Others will not. But if
you keep reloading the videos that don't load at first, within a few
tries it seems like it will eventually hit one of the websites that
you've included in your allowed list. May not give full functionality
to the site, but a heck of a lot less frustrating than where I was
before I tried this.

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Old 11-03-2009
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RE: You Tube videos not playing w Parental Control

I had the same problem with You Tube Not Playing Videos even after I set
www.youtube.com as an allowed site. The only way I was able to get it to
work was to change Parental Controls under the settings for my son and under
the windows vista web filter portion, block web content automatically, choose
a web restriction level, and set it to "none". It sort of defeats the
purpose of blocks, but you can still set up blocks in the other areas of
parental controls and in IE under tools, internet options, content, and
enable contents advisor.
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Old 30-03-2009
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Re: You Tube videos not playing w Parental Control

I took tmarr advise and generated a list of all the possible youtube
servers, so you can add it to the parental control and all the youtube
videos will play fine.

To use it you need to go to the parental control export the current
list of Allowed Sites and save it in the desktop , open it using notepad
and paste all the content of my file somewhere after a </URL>, then save
the file, open parental control again and import that list. I did this
with my brother's pc and it works perfect I haven't found a single video
that doesn't play. :)

if you have any problem with this procedure, email me at c2600a innn..
gmail I just registered into this forum to share the solution that i
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